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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon  CBS  July 29, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT

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,, your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good afternoon.
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i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. a community mourns for the man they call brother. tonight a vigil in oakland for a good samaritan gunned down in front of his wife and daughters. >> anne makovec talked to the man's mother, who is reflecting on his life. >> he didn't have much but whatever he had, he shared. >> reporter: that's the mother of paris powell, seen here as a child in oakland. he died this week at age 29, a man with a passion for helping the homeless. >> it was like his calling. they could be the stop him. >> reporter: that's what he was doing when he was shot early wednesday morning. brother john as he is known on the streets was giving out food with his pregnant wife and their two children in the fruitvale neighborhood and someone shot him. he died later at the hospital. >> he tried to fight. he tried to. >> reporter: powell's wife had been hit in the shoulder, his 3-
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year-old stepdaughter grazed with a bullet. there's going to be a vigil here at the site of the shooting on 47th avenue at 8:30 tonight but some family members don't know if they will show up. they are nervous because the killer is still on the loose. >> it's traumatic. that's what's going on around oakland anyway. >> reporter: that's his aunt who raised him along with other family members. >> it's hard. he was like my son. >> reporter: a son to a family of women, a brother to a community. >> he lived the way he wanted. i would say it's not safe to be out there and he would say, pam, god will take care of me. and i don't understand it. we still trying to understand why -- what happened. >> reporter: in oakland, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> a memorial is going on right now in san rafael at this hour for a marin sheriff's deputy. jim mathiesen of petaluma was shot and killed 10 days ago. he was unarmed off duty when he
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tried to defuse a domestic dispute between a friend's daughter and her ex-boyfriend. police say the former boyfriend shot mathiesen, then was shot to death by friend's son. today fellow officers said deputy mathiesen's willingness to help while off duty was characteristic. jim was very generous. he would do anything for you. many people were surprised that they really didn't have to ask to get help from jim. >> if you needed a fence built, he built it. you needed your car washed, he would wash it. i mean, he was an absolute great all around guy. >> mathiesen's murder was the first for the marin sheriff's department in more than 100 years. checking other bay area headlines on this friday, a man is in the hospital with life- threatening injuries after a shooting in west oakland. police say he may have been the victim of a robbery. the man was shot in the chest on 9th street near adeline
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about 10:00 last night. police are trying to determine the motive. so far they have made no arrests. an oakland firefighter injured his hand trying to battle a warehouse fire. this morning crews broke through gates and doors to get to the fire in an old electrical supply building on adeline and 30th. cost about $70,000 in damage to the mechanical room there. the cause is accident. the injured firefighter is treated and released. los gatos investigators believe the shooting death of a father and son was a murder- suicide. the wife of ed dow found the bodies of her husband and son in their home. police believe ed killed his son andrew and then himself. neighbors describe him as a real estate developer as eccentric. they said he had recently had marital problems. andrew was a straight a student at the university of san diego
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whose father reportedly pushed him to succeed. in 2007 he was diagnosed with nonhodgkin's lymphoma and had been receiving chemotherapy for it. a modesto mother is facing child neglect charges after officers found her children in the cargo area of a u-haul truck she was driving. chp pulled over jennifer nolan for a traffic violation in modesto and they found the kids while searching the truck. child protective services tookus difficulty children and released them to other family members. a threat of hope in a decade-old murder. today santa clara county prosecutors are expected to get private test results in the jeanine harms murder case. harms disappeared in july of 2001. her body was never found. a private lab had to determine if there was a match between a persian rug missing from harms' home and finers found in the main suspect's -- fibers found in the maybe suspect's car. that suspect maurice nasmah was killed by the victim's brother,
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who then committed suicide. the california supreme court plans a hearing september 6 on whether sponsors of proposition 8 have legal standing in the case. legal standing would allow them to argue before a federal appeals court in favor of the ban on same-sex marriage. state officials have refused to challenge last year's federal court ruling against proposition 8. an independent panel has just approved new maps for redistricting here in california. the maps are likely to benefit democrats in congress and the legislature because of changing demographics in the state. but it's not clear whether democrats can gain the two- thirds majority they need in sacramento to pass tax increases. in just a few hours, the house has scheduled a vote on house speaker john boehner's latest plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling. today president obama urged democrats and republicans in the senate to come up with a bill that can also pass the house. >> we need to reach a compromise by tuesday so that our country will have the
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ability to pay its bills on time as we always have, bills that include monthly social security checks, veterans benefits, and the government contracts we signed with thousands of businesses. >> at the end of the day, the american people know washington, d.c. is not only broke, it's broken. >> boehner has tried for days to get a bill passed but hasn't had enough votes from his own republican caucus. the deadline to avoid default is tuesday, august 2. the unease about the debt is making for an anxious day on wall street. it has the last couple of weeks. right now, stocks are down nearly 59 points. it comes after a dismal report showing the economy barely grew in the first half of the year. >> and concerns here as well revving up california's economy is the goal of lieutenant governor gavin newsom. sharon chin is in san jose, where newsom just announced his plan at a silicon valley leadership group event. sharon, did he manage to rev up the crowd there? >> reporter: actually, the talk was actually quite serious. he presented his plan to jump-
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start the economy of california. that's a state with nearly $2 trillion economy. that's the largest in the nation. but with the second worst unemployment rate at more than 12% and here at this company in san jose, newsom used silicon valley as a springboard for his plan of growing exports, new manufacturing and green industry to foster job growth and despite layoffs at firms like cisco silicon valley businesses are the bright spot. this company hired 130 people this year a fourth of its workforce and agrees with newsom that silicon valley must lead the way in the recovery. >> not rote cliche to say as we go, so goes this nation. it's true. there is no recovery nationally unless california gets its act together. >> reporter: newsom, who is expected to run for governor in the future, says his economic strategy includes 38 ideas and
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for the next 180 days, he plans to take action on some of them that include creating a cabinet- level office with a jobs czar, and another committee to wade through government regulations and establishing a california presence in foreign markets. the first place in china. now, the news conference so far now but right now between a noon and 2:00 time span this afternoon, over 200 business leaders are getting together with the lieutenant governor as well as san jose mayor chuck reed and they are brainstorming some of these ideas seeing how they might be able to take action on some of these ideas in newsom's plan, how to create jobs. grace? >> you know, we need all the help we can get. thank you, sharon chin. a light at the end. tunnel for those two cal grads that have been held captive for almost two years in iran. >> plus, school south and thieves are striking. the gold mine they discovered at bay area schools and why they keep coming back. and a little shake, rattle and roll. we all not bay area roads are
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norway has begun burying the dead. today families held the first funerals one week after the oslo massacre that claimed 78 lives. norwegian officials say the oslo killings was the isolated act of a lone wolf terrorist. they say there is no evidence to support anders breivik's claims of belonging to an anti- -islam terror network but an antiterrorism meeting in brussels european leaders warned of a continent-wide threat from right wing extremistes. alex trebek is expected to have surgery today after injuring himself chasing an alleged thief here in san francisco. the jeopardy star says he ruptured his right achilles heel after the intruder woke him up in a hotel room early tuesday. the woman is accused of stealing cash, a bracelet and other items from trebek's room. she is being ordered to stay at least 150 yards away from trebek and his wife. vallejo schools are among the latest victims of thieves who steal copper and cash it in
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with recyclers. copper has been stolen from 7 schools in the vallejo city unified school district over the past several weeks. franklin middle school has been hit four times including twice this week. authorities say there's only so many they can do to prevent the thefts. >> police are doing what they can do based on having an entire community to deal with. but again, it's really going to come down community watch. >> the district is counting on people in the community to keep an eye on the schools and report any activity that they see and think is suspicious. >> you may already know this. but the bay area roads rank among the 10 worst in the nation again. yeah, that's right. not the first time. on their latest report card bay area freeways we got a d-plus from the american society of civil engineers and the problem is growing, apparently, with more bumps and potholes. it's a members of the the engineers say they just -- it's a mess. the engineers say to get the pavement to a b grade local agencies need to spend $1
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billion more a year. fat chance. right now, a final catwalk is being installed on the bay bridge. this is in addition to three others already in place. the catwalks are orange, reddish strips that hang from the top of the new towers. during the next year, workers will stand on those cat walks about 500 feet in the air while they string cables for the suspension. the span will be finished in 2013. they are like little stairways. >> it's amazing the sheer size and scope of building something like that. >> but being on those cat walks, i don't know how they do it. a game of duck and cover at at&t park. how the giants are hoping to shoo away a pesky problem there. gorgeous afternoon blue skies inland but will the weather last for your weekend? i'll have a full extended forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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southeast texas. tropical storm don has winds of about 50 miles per hour. a tropical storm in the gulf of mexico is moving towards southeast texas. tropical storm don has winds of about 50 miles per hour. it's expected to reach land tonight or early tomorrow morning and rain could bring some reof three the drought stricken area. at least that's they are hoping for. >> here in the bay area not
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having to worry about rain. no umbrella in sight for today or for this weekend. it's going to be beautiful this afternoon to start your friday. low clouds this morning but looking clear inland as you can see in this shot. around the bay, though, still seeing a few lingering clouds. temperatures warming up, gray in san francisco, but plenty of sunshine by this afternoon. now, temperatures making their way low to mid-90s in those inland spots. so close to seasonal and pretty close to where we were yesterday. around the bay, temperatures mid-60s to low 70s, mostly sunny, as well. coast cooler into the high 50s, low 60s. tomorrow cloudy, patchy fog inland, around the bay seeing some fog and low clouds and as always at the coast, more fog in the forecast. temperatures there in the 50s. so this area of high pressure holding, that's keeping those temperatures seasonal for today. you will see here though some of those icons with clouds and rain, slight chance of seeing some showers and some thunderstorms lake tahoe area. so don't have to worry about that here in the bay area. hot weather in the rest of
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northern california, 105 in redding, 103 fresno, 100 ukiah, monterey cooler 68 mostly sunny skies. today 92 for livermore, 90 concord, cooler in oakland at 70. 80 in fremont. pacifica 64. san francisco seasonal at 67. 80 santa rosa. so beautiful weather in store today. saturday and sunday you can see cooling those temperatures down by a few degrees, nothing significant. we'll see some high clouds rolling in as well for this weekend. then we continue to cool off a bit more for next workweek. so by middle of next workweek temperatures high 80s, low 90s in the warmest locations. if you want to see the heat this weekend, head to gilroy. hot food, hot temperatures. 92 degrees there. sunny and can get some of that garlic ice cream that i have heard is quite good and another activity this weekend if you like the cooler weather, park street area wine fair and you can actually have mimosas as an adult, pelting zoo and bounce house for kids or a kid at
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heart. back to you guys. >> thank you. >> follow your nose to the garlic festival. >> my plan. >> thank you. a falcon might be the solution to a problem north san francisco giants. they want to get rid of seagulls that swarm into at&t park. >> they live on the bay. it's their home. they used to wait until the games ended. they are going in after the popcorn and pizza and garlic fries now in about the 8th inning or so. and they are showing up for the final out. it's causing lots of problems for the fans there. so the team might bring in some resident falcons to scare away some of the gulls. >> we'll see about that. >> see if it works. this is awful. an oakland hotel has been named the second dirtiest hotel in america. >> not checking into this place anytime soon. that's according to the reviews of the trip advisor website. guests at the jack london inn complained about the hallways that wreaked of cigarette smoke, body odor and failure about having to buy an air
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mattress to replace the bed and the parking lot looking like a junkyard. >> apparently inspired a lot of vitriol on the trip advisor website. >> tell us how you really feel, you would? >> no. don't hold back. it is one of the most romantic images ever captured. how an iconic kiss is being celebrated here in the bay area. >> and a mystery glow over san francisco. what's got the city feeling so blue. sure, pulling the mold, mildew, and grime from out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer.
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it's time for this week's best buys. we like to check the quality and ads. at your local markets, you can save a lot of money and all the summertime fruits and vegetables. we are going to start with local grown eggplant. doesn't get better. how beautiful they are. when you buy them, the darker the better they will be. do not buy them when they are light color no shriveling. look at the price. about 79 cents each for a jumbo eggplant. on the grill, a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, ah, it's a beautiful thing. vidala onions coming into the market great on the grill especially in salads. you can saute with them. look at the price of these onions in the market right now. these are average prices about 89 cents a pound. not that bad for this time of year. in the wintertime they could be 2.99.
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strawberries, it's summertime. strawberries are coming in from everywhere in the market. prices are coming down and the quality is going up. the cavities are small, too. you can if you find them for 1.99 average price for 1 pound container. so there you go. a few examples of this week's best buy. eat fresh, stay healthy and save some money. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. coming up at 5:00, are you paying more than you owe for your cell phone? if you are, you are not alone. what you can do to avoid those mysterious fees and there's a lot of them. that and more coming up at 5:00. a sculpture of a iconic kiss is coming to the bay area. the 6-foot statue is based on a photograph taken in new york's times square during the celebrations at the end of world war ii. it usually stands in times square so the statue is going on display this afternoon at the uss hornet in alameda. then next week it will be at pier 45 at fisherman's wharf. it's traveling across the nation. >> that's great.
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it was in "life" magazine. everyone knows the shot. if you pass by san francisco city hall at night, it's feeling blue. >> sony pictures paid for the publicity stunt since the smurf movie opens nationwide today. there was supposed to be a smurf party there as well but that idea was dropped for unknown reasons, maybe because it's city hall. don't expect papa smurphat smurf to top out of the mayor's office. they may want to keep it that way. >> caption colorado, llc
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